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Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a special copyright licensing that allows for the sharing and reuse of works.

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons Licenses provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work. Use it to license your own teaching materials. Or learn how to select resources based on their license.

SOURCE: CC FAQ "What is Creative Commons and what do you do?" Accessed 5/28/2020

Creative Commons Licenses

  Attribution CC BY     This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation.   View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

    Attribution-ShareAlike      CC BY-SA     This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.  View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

  Attribution-NoDerivs     CC BY-ND     This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.  View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

  Attribution-NonCommercial   CC BY-NC    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.  View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

  Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike  CC BY-NC-SA    This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.  View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs   CC BY-NC-ND    This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.   View License Deed | View Legal Code

 

Creative Commons also provide tools that work in the “all rights granted” space of the public domain. The CC0 tool allows licensors to waive all rights and place a work in the public domain, and the Public Domain Mark allows any web user to “mark” a work as being in the public domain.

The above content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licenseIcons by The Noun Project.

Licensing with Creative Commons (Items I've Authored)

Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work. Use it to license your own teaching materials. Or learn how to select resources based on their license.

When selecting materials for use in the public sector look for the public domain symbol, CC0, CC-BY, or BY-SA. Materials approved for free cultural works are the most open and easiest to share.

Open Attribution Builder

Create an attribution for materials you create or adapt. The "Open Attribution Builder" helps with the task.

 License your Vol State teaching materials with Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike

Creative Commons License NonCommercial ShareAlike
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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